Joined: Jun 18, 2018
This review is for Emory Goizueta
Program Goizueta Evening MBA
Class of 2020
Incompetent professors & administration. For such a well known program it seems like everything is stuck together with chewing gum and paperclips.
Our first semester a professor quit at the last moment and they had to shorten the class (a foundational introductory class that was meant to teach us a lot of statistics and other concepts we would NEED for future classes) to half a semester and get a backup professor to teach it. Now our entire class of 2020 basically has a shoddy foundational knowledge base for doing any sort of statistical analytics.
This past semester students were so upset about a class that we took that they demanded refunds of their tuition because we didn't learn anything of value. This was the second class the entire 2020 body was upset about and it is only our second semester!
Also the evening MBA administration and professors are completely unwilling to accommodate your work schedules. This is an EVENING program and they will have "mandatory" events scheduled for 2:00 PM on a Friday. I'm three semesters in and regret not going to Georgia Tech every day.
We have had 2 professors that have been incredible, so it is not all bad, however I am sorely disappointed in the program as a whole. I expected much more.
A silver lining however is that my classmates are for the most part incredibly talented individuals who are also shocked at how this program is mismanaged. I have learned much more from them than I have from *most* of my classes.
We have not yet started recruiting however I do hear that Emory is very strong in placements and relationships with good companies. If you can handle the disorganization and irritation of the administration of the program itself, I imagine you will get placed very well through the recruitment process.
I do not have any confidence in how well I will be prepared to take on a higher level consulting or managerial position after this program though.
Overall BSchool experience (2.0)
Schools contribution (2.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)
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I am planning to do my mba in IT from georgia tech. Is it that bad? As i surf around , many good website and student experience calim it is the best mba for IT. What are your thoughts?
It seems the the poster is suggesting that Emory where they are attending is not great and they are advocating Georgia Tech instead
Hi Ritace - Yes, bb is correct. The review is not for Georgia Tech, it is for Emory. I have several acquaintances who are either currently in the GT program or have finished it, and they had a good experience there.
"my classmates are for the most part incredibly talented individuals... I have learned much more from them than I have from *most* of my classes." aaaaaand gives 2 stars... bizarre